Vintage…..Part 4….a Finish………

Mid-week and it’s a “Finish”! This post will give you the “back tracking” info to the beginning.

  Switching to my little machine for a zig-zag edge finish…….IMG_0152 IMG_0153and back to the Juki to hem the opening for the hanger hook at the top…….IMG_0154_LI then on to stitching the front & back pieces together….IMG_0156_LIclip the seam allowance at the arrow (above) to facilitate turning to the right side.IMG_0157_LI Opening up the seam allowances, I topstitched them so that it would have a defined edge, once turned right side out.IMG_0158_LI IMG_0160_LI Insert the hanger. If you are using a plastic hanger, similar to this one, you may find that the hanger may fit better turned one way or the other…the configuration is a tad different on each side of the hanger hook. Add a ribbon at the top (I hand thread tack it in place) …….. and, wha-la…….IMG_0167IMG_0163    I love this one. Although the grid stitching is actually more “putsy” than an allover stitching, its simplicity is the perfect touch!

  I’m still in “hanger mode”, so…………… Stay tuned……………

Note:”Click” on any photo to enlarge.

Thread (top & bobbin): Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly, 80/20.

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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10 Responses to Vintage…..Part 4….a Finish………

  1. norma says:

    I imagine your wardrobe as a beautiful place

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That is just beautiful, front and back! That embroidery on the front is really something!

  3. I could use a dozen of these! I love that you have taken the time to make this utilitarian piece so beautiful. People just don’t do that much anymore, do they? But what a difference it makes. I can imagine your closet, full of these lovely pieces of art, like a little art quilt gallery….I’d probably have to buy new clothes, though. My current duds may not deserve such fine hangers! LOL 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      LOL!!! You have given me my morning giggles!! I have to admit…..my closet probably resembles yours………no quilted hangers here. I seem to give most all of them away. Also…I dislike shopping, unless it’s at thrift shops where most all my clothes (except jeans) are purchased. I do sew some/very few garments these days. I’m thrilled that this project appealed to you so much! It is a joy to share with my (virtual) GFs and hope to continue. Words cannot express how much comments, like yours, touch my heart……….hugs………

  4. witchylin says:

    Looks fabulous. I didn’t expect it to be such a great idea, covering a hanger. Well done.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I know I have more soft, knit-type blouse tops that would like to hang rather than place on a shelf or in a drawer and I remembered years ago how gals would take a (wooden) hanger, place a strip of batting(opt.) around it and crochet a cover for it so that it would be soft and not distort the garment’s shoulder areas. Also, there used to be (plastic or fabric) ‘covers’ that one could slip over a garment, that’s on a hanger, to keep dust from settling on the shoulders…even in the closet. Anyhow, that’s how this came to be.

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